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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Craft  \Craft\,  v.  t. 
  To  play  tricks;  to  practice  artifice.  [Obs.] 
 
  You  have  crafted  fair.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Craft  \Craft\  (kr[.a]ft),  n.  [AS.  cr[ae]ft  strength,  skill,  art, 
  cunning;  akin  to  OS.,  G.,  Sw.,  &  Dan.  kraft  strength,  D. 
  kracht  Icel.  kraptr  perh.  originally,  a  drawing  together, 
  stretching,  from  the  root  of  E.  cramp.] 
  1.  Strength;  might  secret  power.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  Art  or  skill;  dexterity  in  particular  manual  employment; 
  hence  the  occupation  or  employment  itself  manual  art;  a 
  trade 
 
  Ye  know  that  by  this  craft  we  have  our  wealth. 
  --Acts  xix. 
  25. 
 
  A  poem  is  the  work  of  the  poet;  poesy  is  his  skill 
  or  craft  of  making.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  Since  the  birth  of  time,  throughout  all  ages  and 
  nations,  Has  the  craft  of  the  smith  been  held  in 
  repute.  --Longfellow. 
 
  3.  Those  engaged  in  any  trade  taken  collectively;  a  guild; 
  as  the  craft  of  ironmongers. 
 
  The  control  of  trade  passed  from  the  merchant  guilds 
  to  the  new  craft  guilds.  --J.  R.  Green. 
 
  4.  Cunning,  art,  or  skill,  in  a  bad  sense  or  applied  to  bad 
  purposes;  artifice;  guile;  skill  or  dexterity  employed  to 
  effect  purposes  by  deceit  or  shrewd  devices. 
 
  You  have  that  crooked  wisdom  which  is  called  craft. 
  --Hobbes. 
 
  The  chief  priets  and  the  scribes  sought  how  they 
  might  take  him  by  craft,  and  put  him  to  death. 
  --Mark  xiv.  1. 
 
  5.  (Naut.)  A  vessel;  vessels  of  any  kind  --  generally  used 
  in  a  collective  sense 
 
  The  evolutions  of  the  numerous  tiny  craft  moving 
  over  the  lake.  --Prof. 
  Wilson. 
 
  {Small  crafts},  small  vessels,  as  sloops,  schooners,  ets. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  craft 
  n  1:  the  skilled  practice  of  a  practical  occupation;  "he  learned 
  his  trade  as  an  apprentice"  [syn:  {trade}] 
  2:  a  vehicle  designed  for  navigation  in  or  on  water  or  air  or 
  through  outer  space 
  3:  people  who  perform  a  particular  kind  of  skilled  work  "he 
  represented  the  craft  of  brewers";  "as  they  say  in  the 
  trade"  [syn:  {trade}] 
  4:  skill  in  an  occupation  or  trade  [syn:  {craftsmanship},  {workmanship}] 
  5:  shrewdness  as  demonstrated  by  being  skilled  in  deception 
  [syn:  {craftiness},  {cunning},  {foxiness},  {guile},  {slyness}, 
  {wiliness}] 
  v  :  make  by  hand  and  with  much  skill 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  CRAFT 
  Cray  Research  Adaptive  FORTRAN  (Cray,  MPP,  FORTRAN) 
 
 




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